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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton is back in after missing one play for an ankle injury that could have been more serious than it was.

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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup quarterback Derek Anderson is coming in for at least a play. Cam Newton jogs down the sideline. Seems OK.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton gets up slow and limping after being tackled awkwardly around his left ankle.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

On first play of second quarter, Odell Beckham Jr. turned 2 Redskins DBs around, including Josh Norman. His first catch in 3 targets goes for 26 yards.

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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Last time the Packers had three TDs in their first three possessions was Week 10 of 2014 against the Bears, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The Packers won that game 55-14.

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Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Tough call against the Lions there. The DB was looking back for the ball and did not materially affect the receiver with his hands on him. That's a great example how a rule's implementation can be too severe. Packers 21, Lions 3.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Quite a first quarter for Terrelle Pryor, who started at receiver for the Browns and had six snaps at quarterback. Pryor led the Browns in passing with 26 yards, was second with 14 yards rushing (on two carries) and led the Browns with two receptions for 27 yards.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

When Aaron Rodgers steps up or breaks contain in the red zone, he puts a ton of stress on defensive backs and linebackers to maintain coverage discipline. That allows WRs to separate and it forces zone coverage schemes to break down. Rodgers just hit Jordy Nelson for an eight yard score after finding a crease to step up in the pocket. It's now 14-3 Packers over the Lions in the first quarter.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland is out with an ankle injury. Going to make it very difficult to contain Victor Cruz/Sterling Shepard if Josh Norman sticks with Odell Beckham.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I wonder if today will be one of Aaron Rodgers' "Shhhhhhhhh" moments. After a week of public dissection of the Packers' offense, Rodgers has started today's game against the Lions with six completions in eight attempts for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

No more questions about Joe Flacco's surgically repaired left knee. Flacco runs for a seven-yard TD.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

That's three TDs in as many games for Jordy Nelson, the first time he's done that in his career. Also, his 49-yard catch earlier in the drive was his longest since 2014, when he had eight 40-plus yard receptions – the second most in the NFL that season.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants rookie WR Sterling Shepard is going to create matchup issues for opposing defenses all season long when he aligns in the slot. Too quick off the jump. Smooth route runner. Giants go up 14-3 on the Redskins in the first quarter after Eli Manning hit Shepard on the seam route for a TD.

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John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

That's where the Redskins missed Bashaud Breeland, who was going to cover in the slot today. The Giants are excellent at identifying mismatches and they had one there in Dashaun Phillips vs. Sterling Shepard – with no help. Without Breeland, the Giants will be able to exploit more mismatches.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Sterling Shepard again having his way. Two catches for 35 yards and a TD. Inches away from 2 TDs. Redskins in trouble down 14-3 and short on CBs.

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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

With Cam Newton, the Panthers have one of the best red zone packages in the NFL. QB designed runs: Zone-Read, Inverted Veer, QB Power. Newton just put Carolina up 10-0 on Minnesota after scoring on the Zone-Read scheme. Walked in for the TD.

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Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian is pleasantly light-footed in the pocket, able to dodge the rush while keeping his eyes downfield. But his accuracy beyond chip-shot passes continues to be questionable. He has missed on five of his first 10 throws today in Cincinnati.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers had five tackles for loss on that 15-play Lions drive that resulted in a field goal. The NFL's No. 1 run defense living up so far.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Boos from crowd as Bills bring on field goal unit on 4th and goal from the 1-yard line. Bills' promising drive halted at goal line; Rex Ryan will take the 3 points.

Mike Sando ESPN Senior Writer 

Cam Newton has had plenty of time to throw. There's just no way the Vikings can win this game without pressuring Newton into mistakes.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

From the Bills: Taylor's 49-yard rush is the longest by a Bills quarterback in team history topping Joe Ferguson's 41-yard run on October 23, 1977 against the Cleveland Browns.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton gets to do his new touchdown dance after a 3-yard run gives the Panthers a 10-0 lead. Not sure this dance will ever catch on like the "dab." But so far the Vikings have done little to slow the NFL MVP.

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyrod Taylor breaks open the first big play of the game. QB keeper for 49 yards. Rex Ryan was running down the field with him in excitement.

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Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame announces Brian VanGorder has been fired as defensive coordinator. Defensive analysts Greg Hudson will assume DC responsibilities. Notre Dame had given up 35+ points in 5 of its last 6 games, dating to last year.

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James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

Marlins fans left flowers and pictures outside the stadium today following the passing of pitcher of Jose Fernandez.

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